The museum was founded in 1993, May 11. Its funds number 276 exhibits. The museum exposition tells about the history of the secondary school, that acquired the great significance in the education development in the region in the second half of the ХІХ — the first half of the ХХ century. The school history began in Austrian times when the city got duty-free entry and the right for sale of goods. The trade development put the city on the third place in the region after Lviv and Krakow. That's why the city needed the school of higher standard. So, the high school in Brody was formed in 1875. It got the name "The City Real High School". In September, 1883 the studies began in a new building that has been preserved till nowadays.
The widely-known personalities were the pupils of the school: Ivan Trush, the artist; Myron Tarnavsky, the general of UGA (Ukrainian Galician Army); Joseph Roth, the writer; etc.
The museum exposition consists of the following sections: "The Austrian secondary school named after grand duke Rudolf", "The Polish secondary school named after Juzeph Kozeniovsky", "The secondary school No 1", " The new secondary school named after Ivan Trush", " Personalities in the school history".
Joseph Roth — the writer and journalist (1894-1939)
Joseph Roth, a well-known Austrian writer, was born in Brody. Here he spent his childhood, studied in the Jewish public and secondary schools.
Joseph Roth studied history of literature at the universities of Lviv and Vienna. In 1923 Roth published his first novel "The Spider's Nest". But he got his first success thanks to the novel "Heob" (1930). In 1933 Roth left Germany for Paris where he stayed the largest part of his life. In Paris Joseph Roth published his novel "The False Scales" about the events in Galicia.